Madison Chock

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Madison Chock
2011 TEB Free 036 Madison Chock Evan Bates.jpg
Chock and Bates in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Madison La'akea
Te-Lan Hall Chock
Country represented United States
Born (1992-07-02) July 2, 1992 (age 22)
Redondo Beach, California
Residence Novi, Michigan
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Partner Evan Bates
Former partner Greg Zuerlein
Kurt Lingenfelter
Coach Igor Shpilband
Former coach Marina Zueva
Choreographer Igor Shpilband
Former choreographer Marina Zueva
Skating club All Year FSC
Former training locations Canton, Michigan
Began skating 1997
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 174.28
2014 Rostelecom Cup
Short dance 68.96
2014 Skate America
Free dance 105.42
2014 Rostelecom Cup

Madison La'akea Te-Lan Hall Chock (born July 2, 1992) is an American ice dancer. With partner Evan Bates, she is the 2013 Four Continents bronze medalist, the 2014 Skate America champion, and a two-time U.S. national silver medalist (2013 and 2014). The two represented the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

With former partner Greg Zuerlein, Chock is the 2009 World Junior champion, 2008 JGP Final champion, and 2011 U.S. national bronze medalist. They competed together from 2006 to 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Madison La'akea Te-Lan Hall Chock was born in Redondo Beach, California.[1] She attended Novi High School. On her mother's side, she is of German, English, Irish, French and Dutch descent, and on her father's side, she is of Hawaiian-Chinese descent.[2] La'akea means "sacred light from heaven" and Te-Lan (特蘭) means "special or unique orchid."[2]


Early years[edit]

Madison Chock began skating at the age of five, after becoming interested by watching it on TV with her parents. Ice dancing was suggested to her at the age of 12 and she found she enjoyed it, although she initially had no interest in dance. She also tried pair skating and took all the tests through to intermediate level.[2]

Chock skated for one season with Kurt Lingenfelter on the intermediate level. They won the pewter medal at the 2006 U.S. Junior Championships.[3]

Partnership with Zuerlein[edit]

Chock teamed up with Zuerlein in June 2006.[2] They placed 5th in the novice division at the 2007 U.S. Championships. They began working with Igor Shpilband and Marina Zueva in 2007.[4] Chock/Zuerlein were assigned to the 2007–08 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Tallinn, Estonia, which they won. They won the bronze medal at their second event, qualifying them for the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, where they placed 5th.

During the 2008–09 season, Chock/Zuerlein won gold at the Junior Grand Prix Final and at the U.S. Junior Championships. They capped off the season by becoming World Junior champions.[5]

In 2009–10, Chock/Zuerlein made their senior Grand Prix debut, finishing 6th and 8th at 2009 Skate America and 2009 Cup of China respectively. They placed 5th in their senior national debut.

Chock/Zuerlein won their first senior Grand Prix medal, bronze, at 2010 Skate Canada International. They won a second bronze medal at 2010 Trophée Éric Bompard. They won their first senior national medal, bronze, at the 2011 U.S. Championships. They made the team to the Four Continents where they finished 5th. They finished 9th in their first and only appearance at the World Championships, setting personal best scores in both segments of the competition.

On June 7, 2011, Chock and Zuerlein announced the end of their five-year partnership; Zuerlein retired from competition while Chock said she intended to continue competing.[6]

Partnership with Bates[edit]

On July 1, 2011, Chock and Evan Bates announced their partnership and said they would continue to work with Shpilband and Zueva.[4][7] They finished 4th at 2012 Skate Canada International and 5th at 2012 Trophée Éric Bompard. They were 5th at the 2012 U.S. Championships. After Zueva and Shpilband ended their coaching partnership, Chock/Bates were the first team to announce that they would continue training with Shpilband.[8]

Chock/Bates finished 4th at the 2012 U.S. International Classic and then won gold at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy.[9] They then competed at the 2012 Cup of China and finished 4th. At 2013 U.S. Nationals, Chock/Bates were able to win the silver medal ahead of Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani. They were named in the U.S. team to the 2013 Four Continents where they won the bronze medal. At the 2013 World Championships, they finished 7th overall. Chock/Bates competed at the 2013 World Team Trophy and placed first in ice dance, helping Team USA win the team gold for the first time since 2009.

In the 2013–14 season, Chock/Bates were assigned to two Grand Prix events, the 2013 Cup of China and 2013 Rostelecom Cup, and won bronze at both. They won the silver medal at the 2014 U.S. Championships and were named in the U.S. team to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

In 2014–15, Chock/Bates took silver at the 2014 Nebelhorn Trophy, an ISU Challenger Series event, and then competed at the 2014 Skate America where they won their first Grand Prix title.


With Bates[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
  • Chica Chica Boom Chick
  • Unknown
  • Boom Diggy Diggy

With Zuerlein[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
  • Cabaret (soundtrack)
  • Nothing Else Matters
    performed by Santa Esmeralda
  • Satellite
    by J. Moreno feat. Santana
Original dance
  • Yema Ya
  • Agua Nile
    by Afro-Cuban Folk

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series (began in the 2014–15 season); JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Bates[edit]

Chock and Bates at the 2011 Trophée Éric Bompard
Event 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Olympics 8th
Worlds 7th 5th
Four Continents 3rd
Grand Prix Final 2nd
GP Bompard 5th
GP Cup of China 4th 3rd
GP Rostelecom 3rd 1st
GP Skate America 1st
GP Skate Canada 4th
CS Nebelhorn 1st 2nd
Finlandia 3rd 2nd
U.S. Classic 4th
U.S. Champ. 5th 2nd 2nd
Team events
World Team
1st T
(1st P)
WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result;
Medals awarded for team result only.

With Zuerlein[edit]

Chock and Zuerlein at 2010 Trophee Bompard
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Worlds 9th
Four Continents 5th 5th
GP Bompard 3rd
GP Cup of China 8th
GP Skate America 6th
GP Skate Canada 3rd
International: Junior[20]
Junior Worlds 1st
JGP Final 5th 1st
JGP Estonia 1st
JGP Germany 3rd
JGP Italy 1st
JGP U.K. 1st
U.S. Champ. 5th N. 3rd J. 1st J. 5th 3rd
Pacific Coast 1st N.
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior


  1. ^ a b "Madison CHOCK / Greg ZUERLEIN: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Mittan, J. Barry (March 8, 2009). "Chock Full of Gold". Retrieved March 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2006 U.S. Junior Championships". U.S. Figure Skating. 
  4. ^ a b Rosewater, Amy (July 1, 2011). "Chock, Bates form new on-ice partnership". IceNetwork. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Madison Chock and Greg Zuerlein Announce End of Partnership". U.S. Figure Skating. June 7, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  7. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (September 2, 2011). "Chock, Bates take the fast track to Skate Canada". IceNetwork. Retrieved September 2, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Shpilband moving to Novi, bringing Chock and Bates". IceNetwork. June 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ Flade, Tatjana (September 30, 2012). "2012 Nebelhorn Trophy". Golden Skate. 
  10. ^ "Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 26, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 1, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b c d "Madison Chock / Evan Bates". IceNetwork. 
  13. ^ "Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f "Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein". IceNetwork. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Madison CHOCK / Greg ZUERLEIN: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 15, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Madison CHOCK / Greg ZUERLEIN: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 1, 2009. 
  18. ^ "Madison CHOCK / Greg ZUERLEIN: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 7, 2008. 
  19. ^ "Competition Results: Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES". International Skating Union. 
  20. ^ a b "Competition Results: Madison CHOCK / Greg ZUERLEIN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 26, 2012. 

External links[edit]

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